Gingerbread mince pies

These traditional fruit mince pies have added spice for a gingerbread taste. They make the perfect edible gifts for your loved ones this festive season.

12

30m

Note: + chilling, resting & overnight soaking

30m

Ingredients

  • 375g dried mixed fruit
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored, coarsely grated
  • 2 tbs brandy or dark rum
  • 2 tbs orange marmalade
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Icing sugar, to dust

Gingerbread shortcrust pastry

  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 125g, butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg yolk
  • 1 tbs chilled water

Method

STEP 1

Combine dried fruit, apple, brandy or rum, marmalade, sugar, mixed spice and ginger in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside, stirring occasionally, overnight to develop the flavours.

STEP 2

To make the gingerbread shortcrust pastry, place flour, butter, sugar, ginger and mixed spice in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and water and process until mixture just comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins to rest.

STEP 3

Preheat oven to 180°C. Divide pastry dough into 12 portions. Roll out 1 portion to a 3mm-thick disc. Line 1 hole of a 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with pastry disc. Repeat with the remaining pastry portions, reserving any excess pastry. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to rest.

STEP 4

Spoon fruit mixture evenly among pastry cases. Roll out reserved pastry until 3mm thick. Use a 3cm star-shaped cutter to cut 12 stars from the pastry. Top the fruit mixture with stars. Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden brown and heated through. Cool pies in the pans. Dust with icing sugar. 

Swap me: if you prefer not to use alcohol, swap the liquor for orange juice.

Dietary information

Vegetarian
Nut-free
Peanut-free
Sesame-free
Soy-free
Yeast-free

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